President's Message
My fellow members, 

As I look back over the past year, I am proud of
the  progress we have made. My term in office started on a very hot weekend in Indian Wells last May. The Annual Seminar was very successful and I was honored to have your support at this signature event. Last fall, we all gathered in Coronado to discuss water policy and drought issues. In the wake of the Governor's recent executive order further restricting water use, we can all see that our time was well spent. In January, we went to Sacramento for our Legislative Orientation Tour, where we were able to introduce CCCA to new legislators and maintain relationships with others. 

During my tenure as President, we have also embarked on a new website launch and rebranded much of our organization's communications, and I am sure we will continue to move forward in this area to better serve our member cities. 

My proudest accomplishment in office has been the creation of a partnership with the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State L.A. to develop a certificate program on community engagement for local government leaders and residents. Working together with the Executive Director of the Institute, Raphael Sonenshein Ph.D., we will create an extraordinary program for our cities, and I am very pleased with the role CCCA has played in the process. 

Ultimately, I am humbled knowing that none of this would be possible without the help of many dedicated people. I would like to thank my fellow Executive Board members for their hard work on our committees. I would also like to acknowledge my fellow officers, Gustavo Camacho and Lou La Monte for their support and guidance-I know that CCCA will continue to grow in strength and influence as you assume the leadership of this association. Of course, we could not continue to be where we are today without Sam Olivito and his staff, Sharon, Kelli, Cristina, and Paul-they have had to work very hard this year to make me look good. 

Thank you all for your support over the last year-it has truly been a time in my public service career I will cherish.


Victor Manalo

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Honors Mark Alexander
The City/County Management Fellowship Advisory Council at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy presented the City Manager of the City of La Cañada Flintridge, Mark Alexander, with the Future of City/County Management Award. Mr. Alexander was given this award for his work furthering opportunities for the next generation of local government management leaders in California. Under his direction, the City of La Cañada Flintridge maintains a professional development program for university students and recent graduates.

56th Annual Municipal Seminar  
The registration deadline for the Annual Municipal Seminar is fast-approaching on May 6, 2015. Join us in Indian Wells from May 14-17, 2015 for an educational and enriching experience. Session topics include emergency preparedness, city branding, and working with Caltrans. From the Golf Tournament to Casino Night to the Installation Banquet, to the fireworks show and Wise Guys performance, Vice President and Seminar Chair Gustavo Camacho has planned an extraordinary few days in the Desert. For more information, click here

Legislative Update
CCCA has taken the following legislative positions: 

Stormwater Bills: 
AB 1315 (Alejo) Clarifies that legal responsibility for the development of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans is the obligation of the local agency and not the contractor designing the project. 
CCCA Position: Watch 

AB 1362 (Gordon) Defines the term "stormwater" as it related to Proposition 218. This bill would define "stormwater" for purposes of the act to mean any system of public improvements or service intended to provide for the quality, conservation, control, or conveyance of waters that land on or drain across the natural or man-made landscape. 
CCCA Position: Watch 

SB 485 (Hernandez) Allows Los Angeles County Sanitation District to assist local jurisdictions in the County with stormwater and dry weather runoff management projects. CCCA Position: Support 

City Selection Committee Bills: 
AB 347 (Chang) Streamlines the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee process by allowing other members of the City Council to vote, based on seniority, if the Mayor is unable to attend. 
CCCA Position: Support 

Alternate Fuel/Clean Trucks Bills: 
AB 857 (Perea) and AB 1074 (Garcia) Addresses speeding up the use of alternative fuels and natural gas to get cleaner trucks and commercial vehicles on the road. Also, supports the natural gas industry infrastructure's ability to handle increased demand. 
CCCA Position: Watch 

Sales Tax Bills: 
AB 88 (Gomez) Removes sales tax charges to the consumer if he/she purchases water and/or energy-efficient appliances. 
CCCA Position: Support 

Redevelopment Bills: 
AB 504 (Gonzalez) Civic San Diego, a non-profit organization, was created to fill the gap created when redevelopment was dissolved. Civic San Diego has successfully applied for $58 million in Federal New Market Credits to be used in low-income areas. Any proposed projects using the New Market Credits do not require City Council Approval; this bill is specific to the City of San Diego as it works with Civic San Diego and, if adopted, would require City Council approval on all Civic San Diego projects. 
CCCA Position: Watch 

Governor's Budget/DOF RDA Dissolution Trailer Bill 
CCCA Position: Oppose
Resolutions for Annual Seminar
Click below to review resolutions that will be up for vote at the 56th Annual Municipal Seminar. 

Affiliate Members


Upcoming Events
April 22, 2015 
6:00 PM 
Artesia DES Hall

May 14-17, 2015
Indian Wells, CA

Board Member Highlight
Steve Tye 
City of Diamond Bar

Steve Tye was first elected to the Diamond Bar City Council in November 2005 and re-elected in 2009 and again in 2013. In addition to this current term, he has served as mayor on two occasions, in 2007 and 2011. 

Prior to joining the Council, Mr. Tye was appointed to the Planning Commission four times, serving from 1997-2005, including two terms as Chairman. 

He served on the Parks & Recreation Commission from 1994-1997, including once as Chairman. He also served on the Library Task Force and the Sports Complex TaskForce in 2004 and was a member of the Diamond Bar General Plan Advisory Committee. 

Mr. Tye currently serves as the City Council's delegate to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District and the Joint Powers Insurance Authority, and serves as the alternate delegate to the California Contract Cities Association, for which he is currently serving as Past President of the executive board. He is also Council's alternate delegate to Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 21 and Los Angeles County City Selection Committee. Additionally, Mr. Tye is the alternate delegate to the City Council's standing committees on Public Safety, City Council Goals/City Manager Evaluation, Industry East Development Advisory Committee, City Annual Audit, and Sphere of Influence/Annexation matters. He is the alternate Council liaison to the Walnut Valley Unified School District. 

Mr. Tye is currently a Wealth Strategy Associate with OnPointe Wealth Partners, a UBS Financial Services Team located in Brea. Born in Whittier, Mr. Tye graduated from California High School. Mr. Tye earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, graduating Cum Laude from California State University Dominguez Hills. 

He and his high school sweetheart Patricia moved to Diamond Bar in 1982 and raised their three children - Kelly, Matthew and Jeffrey - here. In June 2013, the Tyes celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. Mr. Tye was actively involved with his children in AYSO Soccer and Diamond Bar Little League. He is a lifetime member of the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library and a member in good standing with the Walnut Valley Rotary Club.

Affiliate Member Highlight
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa 

Reawaken your sense of wonder at our stunning Indian Wells resort. Set against the Santa Rosa Mountains at the foothills of Palm Springs' Coachella Valley, the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa creates an atmosphere of luxury and relaxation unmatched anywhere in Indian Wells or Palm Springs. Enjoy rejuvenating spa treatments, championship golf, dynamite cuisine at our celebrated restaurants, sizzling nightlife, free Wi-Fi in the lobby and breathtaking desert sunsets beyond. Relax in guest rooms with available private balconies, and take a dip in our inviting sand beach pool. Our family-friendly resort features Camp Oasis, our acclaimed kids' activities day camp. Capturing the essence of California style, our Indian Wells resort's stunning décor boasts a majestic staircase, distinctive guestrooms and 100,000 square feet of meeting space. Designed to meet your every need, come to Indian Wells, California and let our resort welcome you to an oasis of modern luxury. Click here to view the resort website.